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The weather today will be showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. High near 67 and low around 44. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New daytime rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible and a half and three quarters of an inch overnight.

Maryland Governor Hogan has lifted the emergency order to require masks outdoors (for non-ticketed events). Also, bar standing service is allowed outdoors… the Governor’s updated emergency order from April 28, 2021 is linked here.

Here are two videos related to COVID-19 vaccinations. The first one answers vaccine questions from the Maryland Department of Health and the second one reviews the local mobile vaccination unit from the Garrett County Government:


This morning at 11:00 AM, Maryland’s SNAP-Ed program will be taking a tour of Crellin Elementary School’s garden via live stream. During the live session, the principal and students will showcase the grow bag project and Crellin garden.

Tri-County Council for Western Maryland (TCCWMD) is offering businesses located in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties low-interest financing through Summit Financing Solutions Revolving Loan Fund Program. Contact Chris Funk, Business Development Loan Officer, at 301-689-1300 or cfunk@tccwmd.org.

The Trout stocking continues! Muddy Creek received 500 golden and rainbow trout, the Youghiogheny River received 1,500 golden and rainbow trout and the Yough in Oakland received 1,500 golden and rainbow trout.